What I learned on my Summer Vacation

​“Everywhere is walking distance, if you have the time.”  Steven Wright ​Well guys, I’m back.  Oddly enough, it is good to be back.  Prior to my departure I had been working daily on the book.  It is coming along better than expected, but still there are good days and bad days with it.  We have justContinue reading “What I learned on my Summer Vacation”

After Trump, Then What?

​”To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a better place… to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson Well folks, damn.  I suppose it has come to thisContinue reading “After Trump, Then What?”

Part II. Are we stuck in the Matrix?

​“A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” William Blake ​Part II.  Folks, I may lose some people here.  That is okay.  I understand.  The purpose of all of this ultimately, is to tell the truth.  Truth depending on a point of view means different things to different people.  IContinue reading “Part II. Are we stuck in the Matrix?”

Fence Post (a writer’s story)

​This piece is inspired and accredited to a man I consider a friend.  The Texas country music legend from Abilene, Mr. Aaron Watson.  I first met Aaron in 2009 at a concert in Robstown, Texas.  In the years since, we have met and conversed several times more.  He is a good man, a good songwriter, a goodContinue reading “Fence Post (a writer’s story)”

A Message to Law Enforcement, Part I

“You will not win every battle. However, at least everyone will know what you stood for. “ Shannon Alder ​It occurs to me, an unpleasant truth.  ​Beyond unpleasant perhaps, simply exponentially painful.  ​There is a point I believe in every man’s life, where the true nature of his reality can no longer be avoided.  AContinue reading “A Message to Law Enforcement, Part I”

Why Life Requires Suffering

​“We all live two lives.  The one we learn from, and the one we live after that”. Bernard Malamud ​Suffering is defined as “the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship.  To be subjected to something bad or unpleasant.  To be affected by an illness or ailment”.  Whether it be any or all of thoseContinue reading “Why Life Requires Suffering”

No, The Police are not Systemically Racist!

​“As human beings, we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions, to judge people too quickly, and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration.” Prince Charles ​Well guys, I woke up the last few days and quickly realized that it is that time of the news/lunar/lunatic cycle.  I have not hadContinue reading “No, The Police are not Systemically Racist!”